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Eric Brunner-Williams ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Thu Feb 3 17:29:09 GMT 2011

On 2/3/11 12:12 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> On Feb 3, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Eric Brunner-Williams wrote:
>> Bill, Colleagues,
>> The OEDC released an initial estimate of the loss to the Egyptian economy due to the government initiated denial of service event.
>> Using the 3% to 4% estimate for telecomms and datacomms in the GDP, the OEDC came up with an estimate of 90 million dollars (65
>> million euros) in lost revenues (18m$/day, 13mE/day).
>> As the earlier poster observed, large businesses were affected, the call center industry in particular.
> A columnist at Forbes thinks that this is an underestimate, which I would be inclined to agree with.
> http://blogs.forbes.com/parmyolson/2011/02/03/how-much-did-five-days-of-no-internet-cost-egypt/

I'm watching General Omar Suleiman's interview live on Al Jazeera (who 
he goes out of his way to criticize) who's cited a $1bn number for the 
loss of tourism alone.

Good to see numbers for the call centers -- $3m/day, as I didn't have 

The CityNet (Ramadan City), ECC (6 October City), EgyptNetwork 
(Mansura), and ECC, MEIX, LINKdotNET (Cairo) data centers are all 
looking at difficulty attracting tenants.

I expect that new gTLD applications that propose to operate in the 
Arab region will minimally propose a secondary outside of Egypt, 
despite the connectivity importance of the Suez - Alexandria corridor, 
and may propose both primary and secondary outside of Egypt, despite 
the size of the market.

Thanks for the pointer to Forbes.


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